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Art of Anarchy has announced new live dates in support of its new album The Madness.
The band announced this week it will embark on a short string of live dates next month beginning April 3 in Amityville, N.Y. The nearly month-long schedule takes the band to the Midwest and into the Southwest and also into Canada, eventually winding down April 29 in Henderson, NV. The band’s current live schedule is noted below.
Art of Anarchy Tour Dates:
4/3/17 – Amityville, N.Y. – Revolution Bar & Music Hall
4/4/17 – Asbury Park, N.J. – The Stone Pony
4/6/17 – Toronto, Ontario – Velvet Underground
4/7/17 – Sarnia, Ontario – Station Music Hall
4/8/17 – Battle Creek, Mich. – The Music Factory
4/10/17 – Libertyville, Ill. – Austin’s Saloon
4/11/17 – Chesterfield, Mich. – Diesel Concert Lounge
4/13/17 – Fort Wayne, Ind. – The Rusty Spur
4/14/17 – Ringle, Wisc. – Q&Z Expo Center
4/29/17 – Henderson, Nev. – M Resort
Composed of Scott Stapp (ex-Creed) on vocals, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex Guns ‘N Roses) on guitar, John Moyer (ex-Disturbed) on bass and twin brothers Jon and Vince Votta on guitar and drums respectively, the band originally formed through an 18-year friendship between Thal and the Votta brothers.
Jon Votta first approached Thal with the idea to form the band years ago. That discussion eventually led to the band’s creation, which originally saw the late Scott Weiland (ex-Stone Temple Pilots) handle vocal duties. The band’s debut self-titled album was released in June 2015.
Stapp said in a recent interview that he was optimistic about working with the members of Art of Anarchy.
“I’m excited to be a part of Art of Anarchy,” Stapp said. “I appreciate collaborating with other talented artists and I can’t wait to share our new music with the fans very soon.”
Band manager John Gomez shared Stapp’s optimism.
“The other members of AOA and I are equally excited to have Stapp on board,” Gomez said. “This is the first band that Scott has fronted outside of Creed and his heart’s really in it. Scott’s vision, his gift for gut-wrenching storytelling and his powerful vocals lend a bold new energy to the group.”
Thal thought bringing Stapp on to take Weiland’s place has been a boon for the band, adding he thought Stapp’s addition to the band helped take the band in a new direction.
“Scott’s style and the personal lyrics he’s been writing are taking the sound in a new direction – one that brings out the best in all of us,” Thal said. “It’s a new chapter for us all, and I’m looking forward to sharing the new music with the fans and seeing what the future holds.”
Vince Votta agreed.
“It’s been awesome having Stapp on board,” Votta said. “Everyone is bringing their A-game and can’t wait to bring it live to the stage.”
Audiences that haven’t heard that new sound can hear The Madness’ latest single, its title track online now via the band’s official YouTube channel. More information on The Madness is available online now along with all of Art of Anarchy’s latest news and more at:
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